November 21, 2014

Luther softball team looks for third straight title

The Luther College softball team will try to win a third straight Iowa Conference softball tournament title this week and if they do a big reason will be the play of catcher Kelsey Kettelson. The senior from St. Ansgar is batting.366, leads the team in RBI’s with 41 and handles a pitching staff that has posted an earned run average of under two. Luther is 34-4 on the season.

Kettleson says they decided they can’t think about the rankings, they just have to go out and if they win the tournament that will be good.

Kettelson says the Iowa Conference is strong from top to bottom and will not be easy to win it even though Luther is hosting the tournament. “And that’s a lot of the fun about playing in the Iowa Conference for softball, we’re one of the best conferences in the nations, and every game is a big one,” She says.

Kettelson says the Norse entered the season with high expectations and they have come a long way, ending the season strong winning the conference. Kettelson says the Norse are a confident group that is playing great ball right now.

The Iowa Conference tournament begins Thursday in Decorah.

By Darin Svenson, KDEC, Decorah